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Digestive enzymes

What are Digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are proteins that speed up the breakdown (hydrolysis) of food molecules into their separate components (for example, sucrose is split into glucose and fructose). These reactions happen within the gastrointestinal tract (GI), and most of the digestive enzymes present naturally in our bodies are secreted by the pancreas into the small intestine via the pancreatic duct. Examples of digestive enzymes include amylase, gelatinase, lactase, lipase, maltase, peptidase, and protease.

Digestive enzyme products may be given orally at meal times to improve digestion in people who cannot digest food properly because their pancreas does not produce the required amounts of enzymes (can occur as a result of cystic fibrosis, surgery, inherited conditions and other reasons).

List of Digestive enzymes:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Beano
Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase
2 reviews
4.5
Cholbam (Pro)
Generic name: cholic acid
0 reviewsAdd rating
Creon (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
34 reviews
7.2
Gas-X Prevention
Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase
0 reviewsAdd rating
Hi-Vegi-Lip
Generic name: pancreatin
1 review
9.0
Lactaid
Generic name: lactase
15 reviews
4.6
Lactaid Ultra
Generic name: lactase
1 review
5.0
Pan-2400
Generic name: pancreatin
0 reviewsAdd rating
Pancreatin 4X
Generic name: pancreatin
0 reviewsAdd rating
Pancreaze (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
1 review
9.0
Pangestyme EC
Generic name: pancrelipase
0 reviewsAdd rating
Panocaps
Generic name: pancrelipase
0 reviewsAdd rating
Pertzye (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
0 reviewsAdd rating
Sucraid (Pro)
Generic name: sacrosidase
0 reviewsAdd rating
SureLac
Generic name: lactase
0 reviews
1.0
Ultresa (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
0 reviewsAdd rating
Viokace (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
0 reviewsAdd rating
Viokase
Generic name: pancrelipase
0 reviewsAdd rating
Zenpep (Pro)
Generic name: pancrelipase
7 reviews
7.3
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Further information

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